Monthly Archives: June 2008

Fibromyalgia: Men/ Women/ Sensitivity and Empathy

“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it”, George Carlin To-day one of my favourite comedians died. I shall miss his humour and while I obviously agree with Carlin’s view that both men and women are from earth, I cannot … Continue reading

Posted in 'emotional intelligence', cannot generalize, caring work, empath, empathy, feminine traits, fibromyalgi and highly intuitive, Fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia and high energy, gay men, George Carlin, Gulf War Syndrome, high achievers, highly motivated, human emotions, interaction, IQ, masculine traits, men and fibromyalgia, political issue, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, sensitivity, women's movement | 7 Comments

Fibromyalgia and the attempt to force it into a ‘disease’ category

” Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse” , Lily Tomlin I am weary. Try as much as I can, I cannot find many fibromyalgia researchers who are willing to stop this endless search for a medical … Continue reading

Posted in alternative/complementary practices, attachment relationships, bright lights, cure vs cause, elixirs, empathy, Fibromyalgia, lack of scientific data, Michael Sherman, nature/nuture, New Age beliefs, pharmaceuticals, psychoneurologists, right hemisphere of brain, smells, social cause, strong winds, toxic substances, toxicity in our systems, Why People Believe Weird Things | 11 Comments

Fibromyalgia, Evidence Based Medicine and ‘Complementary / Alternative’ Practices

“Question everything”, Maria Mitchell Frustrated that there is not much hope for relief from the usual medical system and its approach to fibromyalgia, many turn for help to practitioners who provide either complementary or alternative medicine (C/AM). The differences between the latter two is an artifical separation since … Continue reading

Posted in allopathic medicine, alternative therapy, botanical, Chinese herbs, complementary therapy, concoctions, evidence based medicine, Fibromyalgia, flower essences, health care industry, JinSin, junk science, magnets, natural remedies, peppermint leaves, placebo effect, pseudo science, QiGong, supplements, vitamins, voodoo science, western medicine | 5 Comments

Fibromyalgia and ‘Differences’- class, culture,race: a case for Black women

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences”, Audre Lorde As I write blogs I am constantly aware that readers will be wondering where they fit in the scheme … Continue reading

Posted in ageism, black women and fibromyalgia, cultural differences, Fibromyalgia, geography and fibromyalgia, health care systems, homophobia, race and fibromyalgia, racism and fibromyalgia, sexual orientation, social class and fibromyalgia, urban vs. rural | 2 Comments